Indieguerillas at NGA Play - Review - Canberra

At the end of December last year, we headed to Canberra for a few days. We love a Canberra visit as it's always relaxing, we can drive there, it's never too crowded and there is lots to do with kids and most of it is free!

One of our favourite spots to visit when we do is the NGA (National Gallery of Australia) and we always make some time to explore the kids space - NGA Play.

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  Photo credit: @busycitykids

The latest kids installation at the NGA Play is from Indonesian duo Indieguerillas. This free installation takes visitors on a cultural journey through the stories of their home in Yogyakarta.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Family and friends will be surrounded by colour and joy. Visitors can ride bikes to create sound and movement.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids can colour in Indieguerillas' every so cool prints, take them home or put them up in the YEAH ROOM!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

They can also create their own digital avatar on provided iPads, our avatars looked quite interesting - ha!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids can also play a fun bedroom tidying up game. Not surprising, little Miss wasn't interested, so as usual mummy had to tidy up!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Indieguerillas' art is bright, colourful and kids love it!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Mine loved the slide in the YEAH ROOM! A slide in a gallery - sure why not! The NGA Play is our favourite place to explore, learn and create in Canberra - always something fun to do!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids can pin their colouring masterpieces, create their own shadow puppets and leave them as part of the display in the YEAH GALLERY.

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids can also colour the walls - yes you heard me write on walls! 

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Or do a quite colouring in the YEAH ROOM, might be safer ha!

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Photo credit: @busycitykids

Indieguerillas is on now until Sunday 13 May 2018 from 10.00am – 5.00pm daily - entry is free - enjoy!

Our Tips:

  • The NGA is located in the heart of Canberra, near Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and next door to the National Portrait Gallery. You can also get to the NGA from the path around Lake Burley Griffin if you walk through the Sculpture Garden.
  • NGA Play is located near the main entrance as soon as you arrive at the NGA Gallery.
  • The gallery is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm except Christmas Day.
  • Entry to the NGA gallery, NGA Sculpture Park and the NGA Play is free except for special ticketed exhibitions.
  • There is underground paid parking is available via Parkes Place off King Edward Terrace. 
  • There are toilets inside including parents rooms
  • There are café spots onsite. 
  • The center is pram friendly with a walking ramp and lifts.
For more information, head to the NGA website.

To read our other Canberra reviews including our review of the NGA Sculpture Park, head to this link.